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KL Rahul ruled out of first Test, Suryakumar Yadav added to squad

Senior India opener KL Rahul was on Tuesday ruled out of the first Test against New Zealand, starting Thursday, due to an injury.

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KL Rahul. Photo: @BCCI

Team India batter has sustained a muscle strain on his left thigh and has been ruled out of the two-Test series against New Zealand.

"He will now undergo rehabilitation at NCA in preparation for the series against South Africa scheduled next month. The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Suryakumar Yadav as KL Rahul's replacement," BCCI secretary Jay Shah said in a statement on Tuesday.

The first Test between India and New Zealand will begin on November 25 in Kanpur.

India's Test squad: Ajinkya Rahane (Captain), Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara (vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), KS Bharat (wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Axar Patel, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Md. Siraj, Prasidh Krishna.


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First Published: Tue, November 23 2021. 16:01 IST